Ohio grinding progressive death engineers, LOCUSTA, are packing up their weaponry for the Primordial Death Summer Tour. Set to commence tomorrow, July 23rd, in Lexington, Ketucky, the tour will raze sixteen cities, coming full circle and drawing to a close on August 8th in Covington, Kentucky. The band will be joined by fellow Buckeye Statedeath metallers, Faithxtractor, for a bulk of the journey as well an assortment of brutalizers throughout the tour including Mutant Supremacy, Noisem and Tombstalker.
LOCUSTA will be touting material from their self-titled debut and tunes from their most recent recording – 2014’s Dendromorphosis EP, which features demo versions of some of the songs from the band’s long-awaited new full-length as well as a molten rendition of Death’s “See Through Dreams,” and artwork by renowned designer Lucas Ruggieri (BlackTusk, Kylesa, Ghoul, cough et al). The limited edition release comes with a small fold-out poster and, with only a small portion of the pressing left, the band will be giving the Dendromorphosis EP away for FREE with any order of merchandise or digital album download from the band’s BandCamp page. Or come by one of the shows and the band will hand deliver one to you at the merch table.
In the meantime, check out the mauling “Contaminant Remains” from the Dendromorphosis EP. A faultless balance a methodical, Schuldinerian riff sequences and scalding gore-torn vocal oscillations, the tune is at once haunting, cerebral and wholly engrossing. Check it out at THIS LOCATION.
LOCUSTA – Primordial Death Summer Tour 2015:
7/23/2015 The Green Lantern – Lexington, KY w/ Faithxtractor, Tombstalker, Astralnaut
7/24/2015 The 5th Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN w/ Faithxtractor, Order Of Leviathan, Kossuth
7/25/2015 LiveWire Lounge Chicago – Chicago, IL w/ Faithxtractor, Kataplexy, Elbow Deep, Epitasis
7/26/2015 Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI w/ Faithxtractor, Dead Hour Noise, Inebriated
7/27/2015 The Wrecktory – Detroit, MI w/ Faithxtractor, Isenblast
7/28/2015 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH w/ Blood Coven, Once Flesh
7/29/2015 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA w/ No Reason To Live, Last Breath Of Man
7/31/2015 The Funky Jungle – Providence, RI w/ Witch King, Pervert
8/01/2015 Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY w/ Mutant Supremacy, Throaat
8/02/2015 Lot 13 – Bayonne, NJ w/ Faithxtractor, Pink Mass, Organ Dealer, Huldra
8/03/2015 Wolf Cycles – Philadelphia, PA w/ Faithxtractor, False, Incisor
8/04/2015 The Pinch – Washington, DC w/ Faithxtractor, Annex, Horrendous
8/05/2015 The Golden Pony – Harrisonburg, VA w/ TBA
8/06/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Noisem, Occultist, Vorator
8/07/2015 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ Tombstalker, Fever Nest, Discrow
8/08/2015 Backstage Cafe – Covington, KY w/ Tombstalker
Formed in the fall of 2006, LOCUSTA takes their name from a female chemist from Ancient Rome regarded as the first documented serial killer. LOCUSTA released their debut full-length upon an unsuspecting underground in 2010 which is available for download/purchase via their official BandCamp page HERE.
“Dendromorphosis offers fans the genre-bending ability with the technical chops that most bands do not display. If you are ready to have your face melted by a very technical and progressive death metal band, look no further than LOCUSTA‘s Dendromorphosis.” – Wicked Channel
“…this EP absolutely slayed.” – Nefarious Realm
“LOCUSTA. Why isn’t this band huge? Serious death metal from Columbus shredded bar and house shows alike and smote their victims with ease.” – The Athens News
“LOCUSTA is one of the best underground metal bands out there right now; seriously one of the highest underground-to-quality-music ratios possible…Totally real-deal, bad-ass performers, worth the money and time spent x1000.” – Day After Day DC